ANDthe president of Barcelona, Joan Laportaaffirmed this Tuesday that the “Superliga” continues to advance for “the sustainability of football in Europe” and called for a “harmonization” of the rules in the financial ‘fair play’ to avoid inequalities between clubs Spanish and those of other leagues such as the French or the English, where the rules are “less strict”.
“At the moment we don’t have a Super League competition format, It is a long process, but it is serving to make Europe aware that there are ‘club-states’ that are altering the competition”said Laporta at the presentation ceremony of the agreement between Barcelona and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
There is full willingness to negotiate with UEFA and I think that rough edges will finally be ironed out
Laporta, who heads the proposal for this new competition together with the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérezreached out to UEFA to establish a dialogue with the intention of creating “the most attractive competition in the world”.
“There is full willingness to negotiate with UEFA and I think that rough edges will finally be ironed out and a dialogue will be established,” he said.
Laporta indicated that there is “a lot of confusing news about the Super League” and clarified that the proposed competition model “assess meritocracy and the ability of all teams to participate.”
The president affirmed that the differences in terms of the harshness of the financial regulation rules between the Spanish league and the French league or the English league makes it “more difficult” for Barcelona to compete in the market.